Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Arsenal

Wenger said former Lyon forward Lacazette should be targeting a similar return, having scored 37 goals across all competitions in 2016-17 before his reported €60million switch."With Lacazette it is simple", Wenger said ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester City.

Substitute Aaron Ramsey rifled home from close range to level before Giroud - introduced alongside the Wales global - headed in an 85th-minute victor to settle a breathless encounter.

The lead was short lived as Shinji Okazaki restored parity via his head only minutes later and Jamie Vardy slid in to score just before the half-hour mark.

England striker Jamie Vardy, who was heavily linked with Arsenal 12 months ago, scored a brace either side of a Danny Welbeck leveller that showed Arsenal's rearguard to be equally terrible from open play and set-piece situations.

After the match, the Foxes' boss faced questions about his use of substitutions, with Kelechi Iheanacho coming into the match just before Arsene Wenger's side leveled through Aaron Ramsey from a corner, but pointed to the defending of set-pieces as the real issue.

The France worldwide came off the bench to head home in the 85th minute as the Gunners started their season with a thrilling 4-3 win.

Arsène Wenger expressed his relief that Olivier Giroud, widely considered this summer to be either on the move or a player destined to be not much more than a supersub, remains very much at the heart of life at Arsenal.

And speaking after the game, the 30-year-old confirmed his intention to stay and fight for his place at Emirates Stadium.

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"You know, I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play".

"But I don't want him to go and in the end he chose to stay and it was one of the days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is".

He added: "We started really well and I thought we could stay in control".

"There were hard moments when we were down and we managed to get out of that and it's great to see".

"I went to a three-man midfield to get us a screen because Mesut Ozil was playing in the pockets and I wanted Wilfred Ndidi to get in and around him".

"I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that because one was a ball we lost in the build-up and we conceded two goals on corners".

"He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique". We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind.

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